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Military diversity group says there are too many white men on top
Daily Caller ^ | 7 Mar 2011 | Caroline May -

Posted on 03/08/2011 7:44:23 AM PST by mandaladon

As if the military did not have enough to worry about with two wars, troops around the globe and members of Congress calling for the imposition of a no-fly zone over Libya (a de facto act of war), the Military Leadership Diversity Commission (MLDC) Monday released a report informing those in uniform that there are too many white men in their uppermost ranks.

Ordered by Congress in the 2009 National Defense Authorization Act, the report seeks to increase diversity.

“The commission’s recommendations support two overriding and related objectives: (1) that the Armed Forces systematically develop a demographically diverse leadership … and (2) that the services pursue a broader approach to diversity that includes the range of backgrounds, skill sets and personal attributes that are necessary to enhancing military performance,” the report reads.

According to the document, 77 percent of active duty senior officers are white, 8 percent are black, 5 percent are Hispanic and 16 percent are women — something that needs to change, according to the MLDC.

“Leveraging diversity as a vital strategic military resource will require the commitment, vision, and know-how of leaders at every level,” the report continues. “Without this commitment to instill respect for diversity as a core value, the needed cultural change may not take place.”

To that end the commission has provided 20 recommendations to cure the military of its white male scourge — including increasing the eligibility pool, making diversity a “priority,” allow women in combat, instituting more outreach efforts, implementing “diversity strategic plans” and requiring official explanations when a minority or woman is not nominated to 3- and 4-star positions.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: affirmativeaction; bhodod; diversity; dopeydems; homosexualagenda; men; military; mldc; pc; race; white; women
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Where in hell are we heading? glad I'm out of the service!!!
1 posted on 03/08/2011 7:44:30 AM PST by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon
This is insane. America.....death by a thousand cuts.
2 posted on 03/08/2011 7:47:21 AM PST by ladyvet ( I would rather have Incitatus then the asses that are in congress today.)
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To: mandaladon; All

see also: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2684987/posts


3 posted on 03/08/2011 7:48:04 AM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: mandaladon

“Without this commitment to instill respect for diversity as a core value, the needed cultural change may not take place.” and who says we need “cultural change” WTF? what we need is a change of administration.


4 posted on 03/08/2011 7:48:21 AM PST by mandaladon (PalinGenesis)
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To: mandaladon

“white male scourge”

these people hate the country and themselves.


5 posted on 03/08/2011 7:48:45 AM PST by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (Liberalism is against human nature. Practicing liberalism is detrimental to your mental stability.)
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To: mandaladon

...But I thought that quotas were illegal!? /s


6 posted on 03/08/2011 7:48:58 AM PST by martian622 (The Revolution is being televised.)
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To: mandaladon
Military diversity group says there are too many white men on top

I KNEW the repeal of "don't ask don't tell" was only the beginning! Now they want to distate the POSITIONS people use!

;-)

7 posted on 03/08/2011 7:49:15 AM PST by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: mandaladon

And there are too many black men in the NBA, so what.


8 posted on 03/08/2011 7:49:15 AM PST by svcw (God in His own time not ours)
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To: mandaladon

Sun Tzu always taught that there must be diversity among the leadership /s


9 posted on 03/08/2011 7:49:29 AM PST by Augustinian monk (NAFTA/GATT- How 's that free trade thingy workin out, America?)
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To: mandaladon

...it’s a sad commentary on the state of American manhood that women are considered for ground combat....especially against Muslim men...they won’t pay much attention to the Geneva convention when they take women prisoners...the gang rape of that woman CBS reporter in Egypt was just a little dress rehersal of what’s to come.


10 posted on 03/08/2011 7:49:36 AM PST by STONEWALLS
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To: mandaladon

The (political) leadership of the US Military I are aholes.

That’s what I have learned from this last year (of Congress and the President messing with it).


11 posted on 03/08/2011 7:50:29 AM PST by JSDude1 (December 18, 2010 the Day the radical homosexual left declared WAR on the US Military.)
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To: mandaladon

Well,the Army was working hard to get Maj Hassan to the top before he accidentally discharged his weapon. /s/


12 posted on 03/08/2011 7:50:41 AM PST by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: mandaladon
"the needed cultural change may not take place"

I've got a cultural change idea for ya: this country was founded and WON by Christian White Males....to the victor go the spoils.

Deal with it.

13 posted on 03/08/2011 7:50:41 AM PST by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: mandaladon

They already got fudgepackers into the Army, and they want more of this liberal garbage?


14 posted on 03/08/2011 7:50:49 AM PST by max americana
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To: mandaladon
Well I say To many Black men in Washington in authority..Get ride of them and start with the Muslim..
15 posted on 03/08/2011 7:51:11 AM PST by PLD
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To: mandaladon

The degradation of the military is well underway.


16 posted on 03/08/2011 7:51:16 AM PST by AU72
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To: mandaladon
To that end the commission has provided 20 recommendations to cure the military of its white male scourge — including increasing the eligibility pool,... Translation...lower the standards
17 posted on 03/08/2011 7:51:28 AM PST by mandaladon (PalinGenesis)
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To: mandaladon

So ridiculous. Colin Powell was at the top under George HW Bush..... before diversity became fashionable. These people make me sick.


18 posted on 03/08/2011 7:52:01 AM PST by jersey117
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To: Augustinian monk

I respect sun tzu but there is no room for affirmative action in selecting our military leaders. At the same time, there’s no room for a good old boy’s club either.


19 posted on 03/08/2011 7:52:16 AM PST by RC one (CHANGE WE CAN BELIEVE IN! YES WE CAN! FUBO!)
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To: mandaladon

the White Hut is desperate...race race race....ever since Powell went over to the dark side, rats have lost their portion of patriotism. We have West, and they can’t figure out how to attack him....not because he’s black,because he would destroy them with words and facts.


20 posted on 03/08/2011 7:52:57 AM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: mandaladon

Sorry, not enough minorities can even pass the ASVAB to break into even the enlisted ranks. Or, they are too busy selling drugs, tacos, or enrolling in community colleges to join.

Hubby was a recruiter who saw this for too many years. Also, many of our high school principals in these areas refuse to allow military recruiters in to sign them up.

The question that should be asked ...exactly how many women/minority types even WANT to serve, or believe in taking the oath required to serve? How many would provide the ultimate sacrifice if called upon? Do we really believe enough of these people even care about this country to that extent OR have the mental AND physical ability to serve?

A good many of them mock the patriotic principles that it takes ... many of them believe it is either beneath them, or that it’s just not “their cup of tea.”


21 posted on 03/08/2011 7:53:17 AM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: STONEWALLS

They don’t pay any attention to the convention when they take male prisoners either


22 posted on 03/08/2011 7:53:34 AM PST by Ed25
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To: mandaladon

Hey, MLDC:

S.
T.
F.
U.

Colonel, USAFR


23 posted on 03/08/2011 7:53:35 AM PST by jagusafr ("We hold these truths to be self-evident...")
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To: mandaladon

Do these morons understand that the military is a merit based system? If your good enough, you move up. If your not, you don’t!
Maybe it’s just me, but I never once looked around at my leadership and thought, Damn, there too many white dudes in charge. We need a few more black, hispanic and asian guys at the top. All I cared about was if the man at the top could lead, and that he could take care of his Marines.
An affirmative action program in the military will destroy it. Period!!


24 posted on 03/08/2011 7:53:38 AM PST by sean327 (God created all men equal, then some become Marines!)
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To: mandaladon

Who appointed the commission members and who served on it?


25 posted on 03/08/2011 7:53:46 AM PST by pf flyers
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To: RC one

HA- you missed the /s at the end. I was joking.


26 posted on 03/08/2011 7:54:20 AM PST by Augustinian monk (NAFTA/GATT- How 's that free trade thingy workin out, America?)
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To: mandaladon

Military Leadership Diversity Commission...these the same people who purposely over looked the Fort Hood terrorist??..


27 posted on 03/08/2011 7:54:42 AM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: mandaladon
What the heck else could a group called "Military Leadership Diversity Committee" possibly conclude?

The very existence of such a group is an indication of it's purpose.

28 posted on 03/08/2011 7:55:05 AM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: mandaladon
Leveraging diversity

In war there are two kinds of people. The living and the dead. By "leveraging diversity" they can only mean more DEAD.

29 posted on 03/08/2011 7:55:52 AM PST by bvw
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To: mandaladon

Nowhere in that “report” does it identify why this rush to diversity would actually make our Armed Forces more effective.

Do we want our military sons and daughters led by the best leaders available... or those selected by a diversity board to fill quotas?

I am truly amazed at how this country is dead set on committing national suicide on all fronts.


30 posted on 03/08/2011 7:56:35 AM PST by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: mandaladon

too many white men in the frontlines, too

change that first!


31 posted on 03/08/2011 7:56:54 AM PST by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: WayneS

Now they want to dictate the POSITIONS people use!

Took me a couple seconds to get it. LOL


32 posted on 03/08/2011 7:56:56 AM PST by all the best
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To: mandaladon
In support of these findings, I recommend that Adm. Mullen be relieved, Allen West be recalled to active duty, given four stars, and appointed as CJCS.

That should make the left happy.

33 posted on 03/08/2011 7:57:18 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: mandaladon

It’s also why the military settled on the 9mm Beretta because the ladies couldn’t handle the .45 - just saying.


34 posted on 03/08/2011 7:57:25 AM PST by ReverendJames (Only A Painter Or A Liberal Can Change Black To White.)
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To: mandaladon
HEADLINE: Military diversity group says there are too many white men on top is moonbat-barking, dogsh!t-eating crazy!

There. I fixed it.

35 posted on 03/08/2011 7:57:49 AM PST by Gritty (We need more Patton and less patent leather - Michael Savage)
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To: ladyvet
"Military Leadership Diversity Commission (MLDC)"

To a man who only has a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

36 posted on 03/08/2011 7:58:57 AM PST by PGR88 (I'm so open-minded my brains fell out)
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To: ladyvet

I don’t want white men at the top. I want great warriors and leaders.


37 posted on 03/08/2011 7:59:31 AM PST by jimfree (In 2012 Sarah Palin will continue to have more relevant quality executive experience than B. Obama.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Merit systems are racist — dont’cha know?


38 posted on 03/08/2011 8:00:51 AM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: mandaladon

Time to bluntly return fire, because we are at war for the very survival of our culture:

White Christian men are almost wholly responsible for the pinnacle of human achievement, Western Civilization.

I hope some find that statement “offensive”. If not, I can be more clear.


39 posted on 03/08/2011 8:01:37 AM PST by EyeGuy (Gimme Shelter)
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To: mandaladon

Dirversity as a requirement is a LIE. It is a lie in the past now and in the future. There is no increased strength or capability brought about by diversity...only out of ABILITY. If those who CHOOSE to enter the military meet standards and excell they WILL be rewarded.

These liars conveniently sidestep all history in the US on how the Military has ALWAYS led in diversity and how it was the MILITARY in so many places that brough about changes socially proving that inate characteristics like being black or asian or anything else mattered not but that like MLK said the content of their character did.

Now the real danger is how the gays have successfully overturned DADT and will push until their lie of inateness is simply accepted without proof so that soon enough religious freedom to adhere to the christian principles that homosexuality is a sin will be forcibly restricted. We are a free nation no more when things liek this happen.


40 posted on 03/08/2011 8:02:48 AM PST by ICE-FLYER (God bless and keep the United States of America)
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To: jagusafr; Travis McGee

I really didn’t care what the color of ones skin was when I was in the service...

If you performed and I knew you had my back, as I had theirs, without any prejudice or malace...Everything worked out just fine...

I still believe that is prevalent today in all branches of our armed forces...

This is a busy body BS story designed to illicite just the kind of response we are seeing here so far...

And I’m hip to the idea...Thos of us who have served know the score...We just don’t enjoy seeing people who do not have a clue (or who have never served this country), speculate on something that doesn’t matter a hill of beans in the long run...


41 posted on 03/08/2011 8:03:22 AM PST by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus' sayin')
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To: JSDude1
My son is a Navy Captain and is retiring this year.

He was going to stay in for 30 years but since the one has been President, he's bailing out.

Some of the crap that is now going on the the Military, makes me glad that I'm as old as I am, because if I were in today, I don't trust my self and what I might do.

42 posted on 03/08/2011 8:04:31 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages, in honor of Standing Wolf.)
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To: mandaladon

It used to be promotion was based on an Officers ORB (Read: Officers record brief) This document covered all the bases, assignments, education, command positions, combat tours, etc, etc. Now it looks like all one needs is the Official Photo! I’m glad I’m retired too Brother.


43 posted on 03/08/2011 8:05:14 AM PST by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: bvw

The Soviets had much the same attitude in the 30s with their military. Cost them 10’s of millions of people to figure out that war is the ultimate in Darwinian processes.


44 posted on 03/08/2011 8:06:19 AM PST by wbill
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To: mandaladon

We are in control of a coalition that is hell bent on destroying an entire civilization.


45 posted on 03/08/2011 8:10:33 AM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: mandaladon

My guess is that a conservative white man can reach about O-3 before he is tagged out of the service for being white and conservative. Maybe in a war time they can squeak up to O-5 and make the LTC battalion level commander, but other than that a white man must become a “white male PC worshipper”, thank you respectable conservatives.


46 posted on 03/08/2011 8:10:41 AM PST by junta (S.C.U.M. = State Controlled Unreliable Media)
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To: mandaladon
It's a diversity group, of course they found too little diversity. That's what they were supposed to find. Just as environmental groups find too few environmental regulations and labor unions find too few bennies for their members etc.

The grievance industry has run amuck in this country and only older people who can remember a time when there were very few NGOs wagging the dog can keep this in perspective. Remember, whatever the cause de jour is, it will be the end of life as we know it.

47 posted on 03/08/2011 8:12:51 AM PST by Let's Roll (Save the world's best healthcare - REPEAL, DEFUND Obamacare!)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

“in” should read ...”under the..” I’ve not finished my first morning coffee!


48 posted on 03/08/2011 8:12:55 AM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: mandaladon
This is the same Bull-Shiite that's been forced on industry for decades, and look where it's gotten us. This diversity for diversity's sake needs to end. The one thing about the military was it was as close to a meritocracy as you could get. Up until progressivism really took hold in the 60s our military was unmatched.

I notice they NEVER address what the "needed cultural change" is... Kinda like that "fundamental transformation" Hussein was always on about. Just ONCE I'd love to see some talking head ask them to EXPLAIN what this is.

49 posted on 03/08/2011 8:14:59 AM PST by YankeeReb
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To: mandaladon
This should really come as no surprise. The CIC is all about this and so are most if not all the hierarchy. Whites are fair game and will be until we either completely capitulate or stand up for ourselves.

“Our diversity, not only in our Army, but in our country, is a strength. And as horrific as this tragedy was, if our diversity becomes a casualty, I think that’s worse,” Casey said.

50 posted on 03/08/2011 8:15:10 AM PST by Altura Ct.
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